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Automation - auto create sub-tasks based on status

Hello, I want a new sub-task to generate when I close the previous one. That way I won't have 3-4 pending tasks at once. How do I trigger that?

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Daniel Ebers Community Leader Sep 11, 2021

Hi @Miroslava Hristova

remembering a similar requirement I feel it could make sense to have a look at the following rule - with a bit of adaption which could be necessary it could work for your case:

Please test it if it is useful and let us know if you were able to implement it.


You can achieve this using Automation rule. You need to add Trigger -issue transition. When an issue is transitioned to Closed/Resolved. Then add condition and  new action - Create new sub-task 


1. Add Trigger - Issue transitioned.

2. Add condition -  If issue type - sub-task

3. Add action -Create new Sub-task

Thank you for the reply!

If I do the Add Trigger in the beginning, I cannot use it again to trigger the next sub-task to be created once the previous is closed. Do I need more conditions in between the sub-tasks to achieve that?

Vikrant Yadav Community Leader Sep 06, 2021

Hi @Miroslava Hristova  Welcome to Atlassian Community!

Select Trigger >> Issue Transitioned 

Add JQL Condition >> issuetype = sub-task AND status = Closed

Action >> Create sub-tasks ( here you can create multiple Subtasks)

Check Automation Library :-

Hope it works for you!



Like Manisha likes this

Hi all, this still doesn't do it for me. With Manisha's suggestion it created one sub-task but when I close it the others don't appear. With Vikrant's suggestion no sub-tasks were created. What I need is when I close one sub-task the next one to be created.

Vikrant Yadav Community Leader Sep 07, 2021

Hi @Bill Sheboy  Kindly help us in setting up Automation Rule. As you are the expert in Automation.

Hi @Miroslava Hristova 

To help you diagnose this, please post:

  • an image of your complete rule,
  • an image of the audit log showing an execution that did not work, and
  • describe the symptoms you are observing.

Those will provide context for the community to offer ideas.  Thanks!

Kind regards,

Like Manisha likes this

Hello @Bill Sheboy - This is what I observed with the second suggestion - no sub-tasks are created.


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Screenshot 2021-09-08 at 14.42.09.png

Thank you for that information.  In your audit log, please select the "Show more" link for one of those executions which did not work, and post an image of those details.  That may reveal where the processing stopped.

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